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Crystallon Online Workshop - On Demand

Did you miss the opportunity to attend the Online Crystallon Workshop lead by Aaron Porterfield?

The four-day workshop is now available On Demand for a limited time!

You can purchase it here!

Posted on 9 August 2020 | 4:00 pm

New xNURBS Tutorial Video


xNURBS is producing more tutorial videos. These new tutorial videos intend to help users to use xNURBS Rhino plugin correctly and efficiently. They illustrate the basic rules discussed in xNURBS manual (xNURBS Rhino plugin and xNURBS SolidWorks addin have a very similar capacity/UI so they share some screenshots/tutorial videos).

These new tutorial videos will explain:
  • How to use xNURBS to generate Quad-sided and N-sided surfaces
  • How to set internal curve constraints correctly
  • How to create a symmetric surface
  • How to use xNURBS for formfinding
  • How to avoid conflicting constraints

Posted on 6 August 2020 | 5:57 am

Hull Design and Fairing Level 1 & 2 - Live Online Training (September 7, 10, 17 and 24)

Hull Design and Fairing Level 1 & 2 - Live Online Training
September 7, 10, 17 and 24 - 2020
By RhinoCentre NL

This training course teaches you rapid hull modeling for ships, yachts, workboats, and multihulls.

Develop competence in: Class-A Fairing – Final Design – Fairing for Production – Hull Optimization – Reverse Engineering – Hull from GA/ Lines-Plan – Advanced Analysis – Modeling Strategies – Developable Hulls.

Follow and finish the Hull Design and Fairing Training Bundle now in two weeks:
  • The three training modules are covered in four live two-hour training sessions. The first week a two-hour session is on Tuesday and Thursday and the second week again on Tuesday and Thursday.
  • In between the live sessions, you practice the exercises as self-study with the instructional videos and written out exercises.
  • For trainees around the world, each session is offered twice per day. Central European Summer Time (CEST): 09:00 - 11:00 and 17:00 - 19:00 hour.
  • Maximum of 10 participants per session.
  • A mandatory prerequisite for this training is Rhino Level 1 training or a couple of months working with Rhino.
  • The trainer is Gerard Petersen, one of the developers of the method and fairing professional.
  • After you send in some tasks, you receive a certificate of completion.
  • There is an option for 1-4 hours of extra personal training support.
  • To kickstart your hull modeling and fairing jobs, there are two extra support programs of 8 hours or 16 hours.
Details and registration…

Posted on 6 August 2020 | 5:52 am

Datakit Import/Export plug-ins updated

Datakit has updated its collection of Rhino Import/Export plug-ins.

The new plug-ins for Rhino are twofold, both for the export and import of new file format extensions, and for surface texture support.

New features of export plug-ins

"We have supplemented our range of tools for writing open files in Rhino 3D with FBX and glTF formats," explains Félix Thuilier, Marketing Manager at Datakit.

FBX format (.fbx) is an Autodesk proprietary file format widely used by the publisher with its Maya, 3ds Max, and MotionBuilder animation software, as well as its CAD software. It facilitates the acquisition and exchange of 3D models, and associated documents and media from multiple sources, including the world of animation and video games.

For its part, the glTF format (Graphics Library Transmission Format) (.gltf, .bin, .glb), is a file format, free of rights, based on the JSON format, facilitating the exchange of scenes and models between 3D applications. Developed since 2012 by the Khronos Group industrial consortium, this file format is compact, interoperable, and fast to load. It is often presented as the “JPEG of 3D”, facilitating the 3D model visualization on web pages. 

These two plug-ins are available individually for € 1,000 or in the export bundle, which increases from 5 to 7 supported formats, at the unchanged price of € 1,500. All customers of this bundle, up to date with their maintenance, have access to these two new plug-ins at no additional cost.

What's new in import plug-ins

“For playing third party files in Rhino 3D, we have added to the Revit format import plug-in support for .rfa files in addition to .rvt files. Similarly, we added to the IFC format import plug-in, support for .ifcZIP files in addition to .ifc and .ifcXML files. This shows that the world of construction and in particular BIM (Building Information Modeling) is an important development axis for us” explains Félix Thuilier.

Revit is a 3D design software for the construction world published by Autodesk. “The .rvt format corresponds to a global Revit project that can integrate several buildings. The .rfa format is used for standard element families offered by Autodesk, as well as for specific user-defined elements. They can be imported and instantiated in a .rvt project”, explains Laure Bedu, head of development around Revit at Datakit.

For its part, the IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) format is a standardized file format (ISO 16739 standard) used in the construction world to exchange information between different software. “These files can have .ifc, .ifcXML or .ifcZIP extensions, which are now all supported by the plug-in,” notes Laurent Eraud, developer at Datakit.

The textures support

The surface textures are essential pieces of information to transmit when exchanging files with Rhino. In addition to the more realistic visual aspect, they inform the user about the nature of the elements they dress (brick wall or stone, for example). This is why Datakit has decided to support them in its JT and CATIA V5 file import plug-ins, and in its export plug-ins to 3D PDF and FBX.

These developments are the result of monitoring market trends by Datakit's strategy team, confirmed by specific requests from customers. They are the subject of writing specific features allowing the use of the desired file extension for import or export. They are then directly integrated into a plug-in that adds a Datakit Exchange tab to the Rhino 3D menu bar.

Complete information and to download...

Posted on 4 August 2020 | 5:42 am

Live Online Rhino Level 1 for Jewellery Training Course (7 x Saturday Sessions, starting August 22, 2020)

SimplyRhino UK announces new dates for its Live Online Rhino Level 1 for Jewellery Training Course:

It consists of 7 x Saturday Sessions from 10:00-13:00 (UTC/BST)

Next class dates: Saturdays. August 22, August 29, September 5, September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3

This comprehensive 7-session jewellery Rhino training course is intended for those who currently work professionally, or who wish to work professionally, in fine jewellery design and manufacturing, but who are new or nearly new to Rhino NURBS modeling software.

The course starts with an introduction to the Rhino interface before moving on to the fundamentals of 2D curve construction and their use in creating cross sections for solid modeling.

We then introduce the key tools of solid creation in Rhino one by one in the context of common jewellery forms—solitaire rings, eternity rings, bezel settings, claw settings, rub-over settings, rex settings, pearl settings, and pinched shanks.

Throughout these exercises, we will discuss important tolerance considerations for 3D printing models to use in precious metals casting.

We will also discuss creating STL files for rapid prototyping (such as 3D printing) and consider various presentation and rendering processes.

Complete details and registration...

Posted on 4 August 2020 | 5:30 am

A food4Rhino webinar series: Jevero - Footwear Pattern Engineering (August 5 at 5 PM CEST)

Jevero enables the most fluid and tight collaboration between pattern engineers, footwear developers, and shoe designers. Leveraging on Rhinoceros, this plug-in lets you create pattern parts, develop sizes, and export to all sorts of cutting machines. All kinds of workflows are supported, connecting the design process and the production seamlessly.

Join Federico Trentin, Jevero Application Engineer, in this free webinar hosted by food4Rhino.

Date: Wednesday, August 5th at 5 PM CEST

Add the webinar to your calendar!

Join it on YouTube live!

Posted on 2 August 2020 | 2:12 pm

Design Computing: 3D Modeling in Rhinoceros with Python RhinoScript

Design Computing: 3D Modeling in Rhinoceros with Python RhinoScript

University of Michigan - Online Course
Taught by Glenn Wilcox, Associate Professor, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Begin anytime... register today!

This course is free and available to everyone. You may begin this course at any time and follow at your own pace. For an optional fee of US$54.00 you may earn a certificate for this course. Details are here.

Course Description

As algorithms increasingly impact our world, designers must learn how to use and create design computing programs. Structured around a series of fundamental design problems, this course will show you Python code in terms of its rules and syntax, and teach you what we can do with Python in its application and design.

By the end of this online course, you’ll know the fundamentals of Python and RhinoScript and understand them through the lens of their application in geometrically focused design lessons and exercises. This course is designed for any students and practitioners who use Rhinoceros and want to design more complex geometric forms by structuring and implementing coding logic.

This course will help designers (architectural, industrial, product, web, furniture), artists (multimedia, digital, sculpture), and programmers. By completing the course, students can decide if they’d like to study more advanced computing topics through further education, such as recursion, agents, and complex generative systems.

This course integrates with a third-party website called the Gallery Tool, created by the University of Michigan to support collaboration between learners. You will need to make sure that Javascript is enabled in your browser and check that you are using Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. Safari and Internet Explorer are not supported.

You will need access to Rhino. Download a free 90-day trial for Windows and Mac. The evaluation is fully functional for the first 90 days. After 90 days a purchased license will be required to save files or use plug-ins. The instructor will walk you through how to install Rhino in the course.

Details and registration...

Posted on 31 July 2020 | 1:12 pm

Rhino Online - Spanish

Learn Rhino with Darco's online courses: 
  • Rhino Basics
    By the end of this course, participants will have acquired the necessary knowledge to model, edit, and manipulate basic 3D elements and assemblies with Rhinoceros. (The course is taught in Spanish).

  • Date: August 3-7, 2020
    Time: 2 pm-7 pm (Mexico City)
    Price: USD$250 + Taxes
  • Register here!
  • Rhino Advanced
    With this course, students will learn the use of advanced modeling methods, which allow the creation of complex and multi-component surfaces, and provides tools to diagnose and correct surfaces. Methods to personalize the use of the software and collaborative work will be presented. (The course is taught in Spanish).

  • Date: August 10-14, 2020
    Time: 2 pm-6 pm (Mexico City)
    Price: USD$250 + Taxes
    Register here!

Both courses are intended for professionals in the field of architecture, design and fabrication, manufacturing, and 3D design. Students who complete the course will receive a course completion diploma.

Questions? Contact Alejandro del Razo.

What is RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer-controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Posted on 31 July 2020 | 10:20 am

Parametric Design Webinar with Grasshopper, Rhino and ARCHICAD

Join PCCAD, Andrés González, RhinoFabStudio Worldwide Director, and Julián Oquendo from McNeel Miami for a Parametric Design Webinar with Grasshopper, Rhino and ARCHICAD in Spanish.

This webinar introduces three great BIM tools and their interoperability, both in parametric design and in architecture and engineering.

Date: July 30, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM (Costa Rica)

Questions? Contact Rene Soto

What is RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer-controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Posted on 29 July 2020 | 11:12 am

How to automate BIM's batch processes of DWGs using Grasshopper + Python

Do you want to know how ARCHICAD treats DWGs imported from BIM?

Watch this presentation by Ami Nigam from Enzyme APD, shown last fall in Tokyo at an ARCHICAD launch.  Ami discusses the problems and solutions.  He goes into creating a Grasshopper script, using Python, and using Elefont.

Posted on 29 July 2020 | 10:49 am

VisualARQ video tutorial in Spanish

Check out the new VisualARQ tutorial in Spanish showing how to model and document the Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Pavilion step by step.

Posted on 29 July 2020 | 2:57 am

Parametric Modeling with Grasshopper Workshop

Join Renata Portelada for a Parametric Modeling with Grasshopper workshop. 

In this webinar, participants will learn about the development, control, viability, and manufacturing of complex geometries through the association of design parameters using Grasshopper, the most advanced generative modeling software for architecture and design.

This introductory course is for architects, designers, engineers, or anyone interested in parametric modeling tools. No prior knowledge of modeling with Grasshopper or Rhino is required.

Location: Online event
Date: July 27-31, 2020 
Time: 4:00 pm-7:00 PM CST
Price: R$690,00

Register now!

Questions? Contact Renata Portelada

What is RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer-controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Posted on 28 July 2020 | 8:42 am

Managing BIG facades using Rhino.Inside

In this course organized by ThinkParametric, Oliver Thomas, BIM specialist at BIG, teaches you how they are currently using Rhino.Inside at their latest projects to manage complex facade systems.

"Rhino.Inside makes the transfer of information between Rhinoceros 3D and Autodesk Revit quick, easy, and intuitive. It’s a real game-changer. Rhino.Inside is an open-source project which allows you to run Rhino and Grasshopper within other programs such as Revit. It takes literally a push of a button to get your geometry into Revit from Rhino and vice versa. The power of Rhino.Inside is its simplicity, it doesn’t take a computational design expert to master it."

Posted on 23 July 2020 | 9:23 am

Tumor removal planned with patient-specific 3D printed model

The area affected by the tumor has been manually colored (red).

A 22-year old female patient was diagnosed with a tumor in her left pelvis. The tumor was specified as Ewing’s sarcoma. The medical team decided to perform surgery to remove it.

Hospital: Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute (GCRI), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Surgeons: Dr. Abhijeet Salunke and Dr. Mayur Kamani, orthopedic onco-surgeons.
3D Printing: Dr. Suresh Ludhwani, radiologist and 3D printing specialist, IDDS & Oroscan, prepared the model.

The role of 3D printing

“The purpose of the model was to study the patient’s anatomy and to do the mock surgery on it. Rhino3DMedical is a very user-friendly software with very self-explanatory actions. I have been using many software, but I found this one to be very specific and accurate. The best part was that it gives you freedom to adjust the threshold and edit the model at the same time,” explains Dr. Ludhwani.

The 3D model was printed with an FDM Ultimaker desktop 3D printer using a very affordable PLA filament.


Learn how to create a patient-specific 3D-printable model of the pelvis with Rhino3DMedical here

Posted on 23 July 2020 | 9:01 am

Drawing Assisted Modeling for BIM Webinar

Join PCCAD and Julián Oquendo from McNeel Miami for a Drawing Assisted Modeling for BIM Webinar in Spanish.

In this webinar, learn in a practical way about architectural design with Rhino and how VisualARQ and Grasshopper facilitate BIM and parametric methodology, with a focus on modeling information for buildings, optimizing times, and resources.

Date: July 23, 2020
Time: 10:00 (Panama)

Register now!

For more information, contact Carlos Paredes

What is RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer-controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Posted on 22 July 2020 | 1:13 pm

Enscape-Rhino case studies by Viewport Studio

Viewport Studio has been kind enough to share its latest Enscape-Rhino projects:

Seminyak Boutique Hotel in Bali

A safe-distancing booth for a restaurant in Milan

Viewport Studio, based out of London and Singapore, is a team of architects and designers across a mix of disciplines. Vieport Studio has designed a series of award-winning spaces and products that mix both innovation and rigorous attention to detail for clients as diverse as Virgin Galactic and Delta Air Lines to Royal Selangor in Malaysia and Walter Knoll in Europe.

Enscape™ is a real-time rendering plug-in for Rhino (also for SketchUp, Revit, and ARCHICAD, plus a free beta version for Vectorworks). With one click, you can start Enscape and within seconds find yourself walking through your fully rendered project—no need to upload to the cloud or export to other programs.

All changes made in Rhino are immediately available to evaluate in Enscape. Simultaneous editing and visualization allow project changes to be viewed in real time thanks to live-link technology. If your client, for example, wants to see something different in the design, you can implement the feedback and the changes will appear in the project right away.

Enscape makes collaboration in real-time rendering easy. With the ability to capture and annotate issues directly in the project, feedback is made more efficient for the design review process. You can also create a standalone web file of your project, which allows you to send an Enscape file to your clients or colleagues for quick demonstrations. 

Enscape 2.8 is now available as a free upgrade to existing users! 

Posted on 22 July 2020 | 10:47 am

Building physics with Grasshopper

Watch this post from Structured Parametrics to see how to generate wind loads automatically with real-time physics. The wind loading determines the building shapes and automatically generates wind loading to code. The wind loading zones are translated into loads on members, and the resulting structure is tested in a physics engine. You can watch a brief video on Linkedin or watch the full 11-minute video on YouTube.

Posted on 20 July 2020 | 12:36 pm

Rhino Development Support Sessions

Get development support from McNeel experts remotely!

Are you developing a project with Rhino? Whether you are working on a Grasshopper plug-in, a Python script, or anything related to Rhino’s new development tools, join us this Tuesday, July 21st, 10 am-12 pm CEST remotely to discuss your idea or work-in-progress development projects. 

These informal one-on-one sessions are meant for users to ask development questions and get advice for any roadblocks that you might be facing in your development process.

Attendance is free, but you must register for a slot from 10 am to 12 pm CEST.

To register, please fill in the following form...

Posted on 16 July 2020 | 3:48 am

Rhino 2D y 3D Online Workshop Chile

Join Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile for an Rhino Introduction Online Course, Rhino 2D and 3D in Spanish.

This Rhino Introductory course explores the work process associated with digital design. Basic knowledge of geometry is applied to understand the program's functions and tools, as well as the formal results of the digital project in 2D and 3D.

The course is for students and professionals with basic computer knowledge who are interested in CAD technologies. What participants will learn
can be applied in the area of ​​design, architecture, engineering, motion graphics, and art.

Location: Online from Chile
Date: October 19-December 14, 2020 
Schedule: Mondays from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm (no class December 7th)
Price: CLP$ 305.000

Register now!

For more information contact diplomados.arquitectura@uc.cl

What is RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer-controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Posted on 15 July 2020 | 11:12 am

Robotics in Architecture & Construction

Robotics in Architecture & Construction

An online Masterclass offered by the University of Sydney, Australia
AUD$65.00 - Register here.

Robotics and digital technologies can have a transformative impact on the way we design and construct buildings. Widely used in manufacturing, the application of these technologies to the built environment has been limited due to the complexity of the construction process and the difficulty of working with complex machinery.
Architects and designers are now harnessing these extremely adaptable tools through innovations in software and computation to realize complex design to fabrication workflows. Industry interest is surging, and applications are emerging from mass customization to worker safety.
This course introduces this exciting field, covering some of the key milestones and projects shaping research and development across the globe. It also provides a beginner's introduction to what a robotic arm is and considerations for integrating one into your digital fabrication workflow.
Learners will:
  • Have an overview of the theoretical background and a clear understanding of the robotic opportunities and constraints in the built environment
  • Understand the physical traits of an industrial robotic arm and principles of programming
  • Identify the steps taken in designing a robotic project
Software used in this course includes Rhino 6, Grasshopper, Ladybug Tools, and KUKA|prc.

Details and registration...

Posted on 15 July 2020 | 10:57 am

V-Ray Next for Rhino - Free webinar July 16th

See how you can enhance your workflow with V-Ray's useful features for easier geometry and material management. Learn to incorporate V-Ray for Grasshopper to make numerous tweaks to advance the workflow and create stunning visualizations directly in Grasshopper. 

The event wraps up with a Q&A session.

The presenters are Anastasia Zhivaeva from the Chaos Group and Scott Davidson from Robert McNeel & Associates.

Registration for Ask the Experts: V-Ray for Rhino
July 16, 2020 12:00 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT

Posted on 15 July 2020 | 7:25 am

Karamba3D now supported on ShapeDiver

After years of growing presence in the product design, furniture and jewelry industries, ShapeDiver is happy to announce that Karamba3D joins its ever-growing list of supported third-party plug-ins—a major step towards new tools and new workflows for parametric engineering in the AEC industry.

Among other useful features, the Karamba3D integration lets you run finite element calculations in the cloud and then, visualize color-coded results directly in the ShapeDiver viewer. Download section sizes from the parametric model in TXT or CSV formats, center lines in DXF or DWG, and final deformed mesh as 3DM or OBJ.

With this new tool, ShapeDiver aims to encourage fruitful teamwork across disciplines. The cloud opens a range of possibilities for creative collaboration between architects and engineers.

More information...

Posted on 15 July 2020 | 3:17 am

Webinar: Digital Fabrication with Rhino and KUKA

Join MakerMex and CreativeRobotics.at in a webinar in Spanish on Digital Fabrication with Rhino and KUKA Robots.

During the webinar, learn about some uses for KUKA robots in digital fabrication, mainly in 3D printing and milling with Rhino and GrasshopperKarl Singline, a YouTube trainer and researcher at Linz University on Robotics and KUKA|prc, will be answering some questions and talking about his work at CreativeRobotics.at and KUKA|prc. 

Date: Saturday, July 25
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Mexico Central Time)
Price: Free

For more information contact Luis Pacheco or visit this link.

What is RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer-controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Posted on 13 July 2020 | 2:52 pm

Arkhimedes - fabricating ventilators

Check out Arkhimedes a project proposal on the fabrication of ventilators to help COVID-19 patients designed with RhinoBy Luis Gabriel Orozco, Leonardo Nuevo-Arenas, Hassan Ayup Nájera, Eduardo Schega Gaxiola, and Humberto Molina Ruiz, all from Mexico. 

This team of designers knew something needed to be done when they heard countries were applying the equivalent to the triage of war to decide who’d have access to mechanical ventilators. 
They felt that their capabilities were being wasted. When they learned that the UK government had released a set of norms and standards regarding AMBU bag based ventilators, they used those to determine their design goals. Taking into account that the majority of the industry was closed or about to close, they established a restriction to design their proposal using materials and processes with easy access, reducing the dependency of external suppliers in a time of emergency.

For more information please visit this link or email info@kinetica.com.mx 

What is RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer-controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Posted on 10 July 2020 | 11:29 am

Cloud based structural analysis with Grasshopper

The SkyCiv-Grasshopper plug-in is now available! With SkyCiv, you can connect your Grasshopper model directly to SkyCiv Structural Analysis software. As you change and adjust your model in Grasshopper, you can instantly see the changes take effect in SkyCiv. Turn your Parametric Designs instantly into structural models with the SkyCiv-Grasshopper plug-in.

SkyCiv is a commercially used structural analysis and design software that runs on the cloud. New to SkyCiv? You can try the free trial SkyCiv for 14 days.

Posted on 9 July 2020 | 1:55 pm